Faith Formation

 

 
Faith Formation 2020 / 2021

Welcome home!  Thank you for your patience as we prepared Faith Formation for 2020/2021!

CLASSES:  We know families maybe stressed with regular school and on-line classes – we do not want to add to that stress. However, guidelines do not allow us to meet in person yet.  We will begin this year using the See-Saw virtual platform for Grade 1-5 students.  This will allow catechists to deliver brief lesson instructions and information, with minimal time on-line. We will use Zoom with Grade 6-10  students. Security measures will be in place for both platforms. 

  • Class Overview for Grades 1-5:  Parents will receive their child’s book with parent guides at an in-person meeting. Parents and students will receive lesson instructions and information from teachers through the See-saw platform (about 10 minutes).  Using the guides, parents will lead their child through a daily reading of small sections of the chapter (about 5 minutes) and then another 5 minutes in reflection and prayer together. Students complete activity pages, and answer 2 or 3 reflection questions before the next lesson.
  • Class Overview for Grades 6-10:  Students will be using Bibles, the Youth Catechism, and other on-line resources for Zoom meetings, which will be in a discussion format.

REGISTRATION: There are three ways to register:

1) Complete a “fillable form”:   Fillable registration forms in English and Spanish are available from the Faith Formation office.  Email Bobbi at saclife@stjohnvancouver.org to request a registration form; she will send one back with instructions that can be returned to her once it is completed.  

2 ) Print out the form and complete it by hand:  Click here to print out a registration form and fill in the information.  Then either scan it or take a picture of it and send it through e-mail to saclife@stjohnvancouver.org.  You may also bring it by the church office Monday - Friday but you will need an appointment:  E-mail saclife@stjohnvancouver.org, text through the Remind, or call the office (360.573.3325) to make these arrangements. 

3) If you are not able to complete forms on line or print them out:  Please e-mail saclife@stjohnvancouver.org, text through the Remind program, or call the office at 360.573.3325 for an appointment to register.   We will notify you by phone, e-mail or text if we need your birth and Baptismal certificates.

PAYMENTS: Program costs are on the registration forms. You may pay online through our website (www.stjohnvancouver.org), or in person by check or cash.  If you would need a payment plan or have some special circumstances, please call Bobbi at 360.573.3325.  

PROGRAM START DATES, CLASSES, PARENT MEETING INFORMATION & FORMS:  We will have physically distant in-person meetings, in the church, for parents to pick up books, provide documents, and receive information about the classes, along with the codes for accessing the virtual classes. We request that only one parent and   students attend. Everyone will be required to check in, wear a mask, and keep physically distant. If you have any questions, email Bobbi at saclife@stjohnvancouver.org, or text through the Remind program (for those who were registered last year).  To register for these meetings, click the links below. 

If you are not sure which program your child should be in, please e-mail saclife@stjohnvancouver.org

  • 1st Year Basic Faith Formation classes begin online Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 5:30pm.
  • Parent and Student meeting: Sunday, October 18th, 5:30-6:30pm.
  • CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM/CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARENT-STUDENT MEETING
  • Spanish First Communion classes begin online Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00pm:  Spanish language classes are for students in 2nd year of classes preparing to receive 1st Communion
  • Parent meeting: Tuesday, October 13th, 7:00-8:00pm
  • CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM/CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARENT-STUDENT MEETING
  • English First Communion classes begin online Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00pm.
  • Parent meeting: Thursday, October 15th, 6:00-7:00pm
  • CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM/CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARENT-STUDENT MEETING
  • Faith Formation online classes for Grades 1-5 begin online Wednesday, October 21st at 6:00pm:  Continuing classes for students not seeking First Communion
  • Parent meeting: Thursday, October 15th, 6:00-7:00pm
  • CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM/CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARENT-STUDENT MEETING
  • Middle School Youth Group (Edge) classes begin online Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00pm
  • Parent/student meeting: Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 6:00-7:00pm
  • CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM/CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARENT-STUDENT MEETING
  • High School Youth Group (Lifeteen) classes begin online Sunday, Oct. 25th at 2:00pm
  • Parent/student meeting: Sunday, October 18th, 2:00-3:00pm
  • CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM/CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARENT-STUDENT MEETING
  • Confirmation Info Night for parent and student in Middle School & High School:  For students in grades 7-12 grade in their 2nd year of Edge or Lifeteen (youth group)
  • Sunday, Oct. 25th, 6:00-7:00pm OR Thursday, Oct. 29th, 6:00-7:00pm
  • CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM     /     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PARENT-STUDENT MEETING OCT 25, HERE FOR OCT 29

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